Good Luck Fishing- Stone Fish Altars, Likenesses, Etc.
Below is a pic of a stone fish altar in a ruinous state. The likeness of the fish in stone is obvious. One can imagine that when this sacred structure was in use, long ago, parishable offerings being placed down to ensure good luck in a fishing catch, or in reverance and respect for the sustenance the fish provided the community:
This next picture is a cairn that I believe is the likeness of a Northern Pike fish. This could explain one of the functions of cairns- as altars used before or after hunting/ fishing. Of course, there seem to be many types and styles of cairns with numerous meanings and reasons for being constructed. Different symbolism in the stone shapes, sizes, etc., some used as calander or refrence points to horizons, etc., and some seem to be used as altars for the purpose of hunting/ fishing, as well as many other purposes, depending on the construction elements:
In comparison to the above picture, here is some random dude holding up a Northern Pike he caught along the Sudbury River in Concord, MA. (not too far away from where the above cairn is located- about a 45 minute drive.):
Here is what I have called before a "serpent" wall. But are all "serpent" walls serpents? Now that I re-examine this picture, it looks more like a Northern Pike than a Serpent/Snake. The "head-stone" is the stone on the right. The likeness of the Northern Pike is obvious. Compare this with the next picture below:
Another random person holding up his Northern Pike catch- I think this was from Canada. Compare the likeness of this Pike with the above picture:
It would make sense that these monuments would be erected, in reverance and respect for a staple food such as various species of fish. Some other questions arise though: In the second to last picture, do Northern Pike actually get that big, or did they? The answer is that yes, they probably did in pre-historic times. Than that begs the question- how long has North America been populated by indigenous people? The answer to this could be- longer than people are willing to admit. For further discussion about mega-fauna, and de-bunking the present evolution theory which dominates academia, I recommend for anyone to read the book "Red Earth, White Lies" by Vine Deloria Jr., who was a Native American scholar of Sioux decent. He brings to light a indigenous and traditional understanding of interpreting the past, especially in North America's history and heritage, which is a truer understanding than what any scholar is willing or qualified to say.
And, it is exactly for these kinds of reasons (the above mentioned) that state governments, and federal and state institutions such as archaelogical commissions do not want people learning the truth about these sacred stone constructions- they reveal further evidence of the true nature of the past which they are not willing to accept, for their predecessors have already gone to lengths to try and cover-up the truth of the matter.